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What does Yehuda mean?

Yehuda Pronunciation of Yehuda [yehu-da] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and Yehuda means "praise". Yehuda is a version of Yehudi (Hebrew): related to the feminine Judith.


Yehuda has 1 variant: Yehudah.

3 more related forms via Yehudi: Yechudi, Yechudit and Yehudit.

Creative forms:
(male) Yahuda, Yohuda, ..

(female) Yehua, Yehura, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yehuda Malek (Y.M.), ..

How popular is Yehuda?

Yehuda is an unusual given name for men. Yehuda is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Yehuda was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #897 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #953 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yehuda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yehuda outside U.S.

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